Michael C. Dalsing, MD

E. Dale and Susan E Habegger Professor of Surgery
Division Chief of Vascular Surgery
Director, Vascular Surgery Residency Programs

Specialty: Vascular Surgery
Residency: Indiana University (General Surgery)
Fellowship: Northwestern (Vascular Surgery)


Dr. Dalsing is the Director of Vascular Surgery and became the first in 1987 with its creation as a Division of Surgery.  He is also the first E. Dale and Susan E. Habegger Professor of Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine which was initiated in 2004.  He was born and raised in a small rural town in southwestern Wisconsin, Kieler, and many of his large family still resigns near there. He attended St. Mary’s College in Winona, Minnesota (B.A in Biology 1974) with matriculation to The Medical College of Wisconsin and M.D. degree obtained in 1978.  IU provided his General Surgery training (1983) with Northwestern providing continued experience in Vascular Surgery (1984).  He is board certified in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.


Dr. Dalsing joined the Indiana University faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1984 and became Director of Vascular Surgery in 1987. He rose through the ranks to become full professor in 1994.   He obtained AOA recognition (1988).  Dr. Dalsing initiated the IU Independent Vascular Surgery Training Program in 2000 and the IU Integrated Vascular Surgery Training Program in 2008.  He is Medical Director of the IU Health Non-invasive Vascular Laboratory, which has been accredited since 1993 under his direction.


Dr. Dalsing has a long and distinguished career in academic medicine.  He has been president of the Indiana Chapter of the ACS and Chair of the Board of Governors’ Committee on Socioeconomic Issues. He has been president of the American Venous Forum and the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society. He is currently president of the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery.  He is a member of numerous prestigious surgical societies including but not limited to the American College of Surgeons, Society for Vascular Surgery, American Venous Forum, Central Surgical, The Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery and the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society.  He has given over 200 medical presentations throughout the world including Japan, Australia, South America and Europe.  He has over 130 peer-reviewed journal articles in press, has written over 35 book chapters and reviews for most major vascular surgery journals with tenures on various editorial boards. 


Dr. Dalsing provides the complete spectrum of vascular surgery care including best medical treatment in addition to endovascular (percutaneous) and open procedures when required.  He has a special interest in end-stage venous disease, stroke prevention (carotid surgery), salvaging limbs when others might not offer more advanced options and complex aortic surgery (aneurysms or occlusive).


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1801 N. Senate Blvd., Ste 3300

Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Clinical Interests: My clinical interests involve the treatment by both endovascular (percutaneous) and open operative of lower limb ischemia (limb salvage, claudication), carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms including juxtrarenal and thoracoabdominal, and chronic venous disease (ablation of superficial veins, valve repairs and venous stents) to mention a few specifically but covers the entire spectrum of vascular disorders (arterial, venous and lymphatic). I am also dedicated to vascular surgical training as director of the Vascular Surgery Training programs which included both fellow level training and residency training.
Clinical Research Interests: My interest in end-stage chronic venous disease involves a basic science component in terms of evaluating autogenous or synthetic venous valves to correct underlying deep venous insufficiency. The hope is to translate these evaluations into the clinical arena. My transitional research that comes from the basic science laboratory revolves around collateral blood vessel development following vascular occlusion. I am also interested in improving the endovascular treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms and the endovascular treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Basic Research Interests: My current research interests involve end-stage chronic venous disease (basic science and clinical) and deep venous thrombosis in terms of system improvement in prophylaxis, diagnosis, and treatment. My basic science interest has currently concentrated on the transitional work resulting from our basic science laboratory efforts.

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